Philippine Space Technology and Infrastructure: PEDRO Center Facility Tour via ASTI VRS app

Philippine Space Technology and Infrastructure: PEDRO Center Facility Tour via ASTI VRS app

24 November 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

via Zoom



In line with this year’s National Science and Technology Week Celebration, the DOST-ASTI is once again gearing up to walk through the ASTI VRS app!

The development of the ASTI Virtual Reality Simulation (ASTI VRS) App – an incorporation of the three Ground Receiving Stations and satellites, all in an android app – is one of DOST-ASTI's attempts to bring the space closer to the Filipino people. The application, available in Google Playstore free of charge, features a comprehensive computer-generated simulation of the ASTI-GRS in Metro Manila, the Davao GRS in Davao City and the Iloilo GRS in Iloilo that users can explore. The application also includes a satellite showcase where users can learn about the Filipino-made Diwata and Maya satellites as well as the different commercial satellites the PEDRO Center subscribes to.

Schedule of Activities

1:00 – 1:05 PM Welcome Message
1:05 – 1:30 PM ASTI Space Technology Infrastructure · PEDRO · COARE · DATOS Project · SARwAIS · Intro to ASTI VRS app
1:30 – 1:50 PM ASTI VRS Demo
1:50 – 2:00 PM Q&A Session


Marck Ivan Camama

Technical Project Specialist

Marck Ivan Camama is Technical Project Specialist at the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI). He has been a part of the DOST-ASTI since June 2019 and is heavily involved in the software development for the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center and the Synthetic Aperture Radar with Automatic Identification System for Terrestrial Monitoring and Maritime Surveillance (SAR with AIS) project. He is part of the development team for the image distribution portals of PEDRO Center and SAR with AIS project (SIYASAT portal). Aside from maintaining and managing these portals, Mr. Camama is part of the development of the virtual reality application of PEDRO facility and current space technology efforts of DOST-ASTI. He assists in organizing collaborations with government agencies to support and promote the effective utilization of space technologies.